Do you need a sticker on a kayak?
All motorized vessels must be registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This includes kayaks and canoes that have trolling motors attached. Once you’ve registered you will receive a Certificate of Number, a Certificate of Ownership and registration stickers.
What am I required to have on my kayak?
What Safety Gear Do You Need On A Kayak? For a short, recreational, kayaking trip you must have a kayak, one paddle per paddler plus a spare, one PFD per person, a bilge pump, a spray skirt, a dry bag for personal items, a headlamp and extra batteries, a signaling whistle, and visual signaling such as flares.
Registration stickers must be securely affixed three inches aft of, and in line with, the registration numbers. The number must be visible from each side of the vessel. No other numbers, letters or devices may be placed in the vicinity of the state-assigned number.
Can I put stickers on my kayak?
An easy way to add your own personal flair is by adding stickers or decals to your kayak. Many of today’s Roto-Molded kayaks have a textured surface making it hard to get the decals to stick for more than a few trips.
What is mussel fee paid?
The Mussel Fee Paid sticker allows the vessel to be operated in all waters of the state, unless expressly prohibited. Vessels that are exempt from the fee are not required to display the sticker.
Do I have to wear a life vest when kayaking?
Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs aka Life Jackets)
California boating law requires that all boats 16 feet or more in length, except canoes and kayaks must carry one wearable life jacket (Type I, II, III or V) for each person on board and one throwable (Type IV) device in each boat. PFDs must be readily accessible.
Can I launch my kayak anywhere?
Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards do not need to use boat ramps. You can launch from just about anywhere there is permitted access. Keep your vehicle off ramps designed for trailer boats.